Ira Kaplan

ūüďļ SHOW TIME‚Ćö

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Well, you probably heard that we’re just back from the SIGEP Gelato, and the¬†A.B. TECH EXPO Bakery shows in Europe; and you might be joining us¬†at the NAFEM show in Orlando next week.¬†¬†How about the IRFSNY show at Javits also next month?

Clearly it is show time again!  To get the most out of these events, a little planning (and a lot of execution) is called for.

  • Make and keep appointments
  • Develop an agenda
  • Download the show apps prior to arrival
  • Build in down-time; hydrate

There’s lots to see and lots to do & we look forward to sharing it all with you.

See you on a convention floor soon…


 

Make your lunch reservations now for our Combi Restaurant, THIRTYFIVE NORTH in the Blodgett booth during NAFEM.  

Great food, comfortable setting, 35 minutes, and a little information on our Combis. 

Then, on Friday, join us in the booth for a cocktail party in the final hour of the show, before you head out for the evening.


The master distributor for Blendtec, Lancer will have Blendtec Products exhibited in their booth #3435, including new items: Stealth 885, Stealth 895; & Nitro NBS.

Blendtec will also be in booth  #2268 demonstrating these great new products.


Hatco University school still has openings in August, September & October, but are filling up fast! The July 12 Р15, 2017 school is full and closed out.


Joe & Ed visit the Clabo factory in Italy.


NAFEM booths and locator map:

1  Irinox USA
2  HIMI
3  International Tableware, Inc.
4  Clabo USA, Inc.
5  Server Products, Inc.
6  Diversified Metal Products, Inc. РDispense-Rite
7  Univex Corporation
8  Multiteria LLC
9  Advance Tabco
10  Alluserv
11  Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc.
12  Hatco Corporation
13  Insinger Machine Company
14  Anets
15  Blodgett
16  Carter Hoffmann, LLC
17 ¬†MagiKitch’n
18  Market Forge Industries, Inc.
19  Middleby Corporation
20  Perfect Fry Company LLC
21  Pitco Frialator, Inc.
22  Blendtec
23  Lowe Refrigeration Inc.
24  Weiss Instruments, Inc.
25  Hydro Life
26  Continental Refrigerator
27  Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc.
28  Blendtec @ Lancer Corporation
 

You’ll need to ask us¬†for Hatco party invites this year – they are only available virtually.

Click on map for a large indexed version


 

 

 

 

 

‚õĄ Party Season is Here! ūüéČ

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Well here they are, the photo’s from our open house/holiday party:¬† https://flic.kr/s/aHskJUJzdD

We’ve already started planning next year’s bash(es?).

The team outdid itself this year & we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017.



We are counting down to the New Year with some of our bestselling new items from 2016!

10% off on your first stocking order, good through January 31st!


 


**Updated: PENDING NEW PRICE LISTS**

  • Advance Tabco: January 1st, 2017

  • Alluserv: December 1st, 2016

  • Blodgett: January 1st, 2017

  • Carter-Hoffmann: January 1st, 2017

  • Continental Refrigerator: January 1st, 2017

  • Geneva: December 1st, 2016

  • Hospitality Glass Brands: February 1st 2017

  • Irinox: January 1st, 2017

  • ITI: December 1st, 2016 (NO INCREASE!)

  • Lakeside: December 1st, 2016

  • Market Forge: January 1st, 2017

  • Natura Water:¬†October 7th, 2016

  • Server Products: March 1st, 2017

  • Univex: January 1st, 2017

  • Villeroy & Boch: February 1st, 2017

CLICK HERE: Printable Line Card With Price List Changes Annotated


ūüŹĀ The Big Finish ūüŹÜ

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You’ve been working and¬†waiting all year long for this moment.¬† Q4 is coming to a close and the fruits of your labors are soon to pay off.

Are you sprinting to the¬†goal line¬†or coasting?¬† A big finish is in store for most of us in¬†foodservice equipment and supplies.¬†¬†Is it more prudent for us to take advantage of incentives¬†to fill ’16 or better to sandbag and¬†get a bigger bang out of Q1/17? Nice problem to have!

Other factors to consider are the impending price increases; the new business, legislative and tax environment sure to accompany the new administration; and the latest round of currency fluctuations that will affect imported products.

Don’t forget the year-end¬†section 179 opportunities¬†available¬†(that reduce the tax bite) as well.

Many of our factories have inventory ready to ship.  As we head into the final stretch, let us help you hit the targets that you need to.


New from ITI.  

(ūüéÖI see Sleighs¬†and Snowmen‚õĄ!)¬†
Do you?


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**Updated: PENDING NEW PRICE LISTS**
  • Advance Tabco:¬†January 1st, 2017
  • Alluserv: December 1st, 2016
  • Blodgett: January 1st, 2017
  • Carter-Hoffmann: January 1st, 2017
  • Continental Refrigerator: January 1st, 2017
  • Geneva: December 1st, 2016
  • Hospitality Glass Brands: February 1st 2017 (just added)
  • Irinox: January 1st, 2017¬†(just added)
  • ITI: December 1st, 2016¬†(just added)
  • Lakeside: December 1st, 2016
  • Market Forge: January 1st, 2017
  • Natura Water:¬†October 7th, 2016
  • Server Products:¬†March 1st, 2017
  • Univex: January 1st, 2017
  • Villeroy & Boch: February 1st, 2017

 

Milestones

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It is with a heavy heart that we report the untimely passing of industry icon, Ira Kaplan.

Ira spent his last moments at home with family after a four year battle with lung cancer.

Memorial services start at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 20th at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton Street, Sharon Massachusetts. Paying of respects to follow at the Temple until 5:00 PM.


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After a particularly busy week of trade-shows and industry meetings, capped by the very sad news of Ira’s passing, it is appropriate that we pause and give thanks.

Assessing all that we have to be grateful for is an exercise that is all too often forgotten.

Please have a safe and joyous holiday.


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**Updated: PENDING NEW PRICE LISTS**

  • Advance Tabco: January 1st, 2017
  • Alluserv: December 1st, 2016
  • Blodgett: January 1st, 2017
  • Carter-Hoffmann: January 1st, 2017
  • Continental Refrigerator: January 1st, 2017
  • Geneva: December 1st, 2016
  • Lakeside: December 1st, 2016
  • Market Forge: January 1st, 2017
  • Natura Water:¬†October 7th, 2016
  • Server Products: March 1st, 2017
  • Univex: January 1st, 2017
  • Villeroy & Boch: February 1st, 2017

CLICK HERE: Printable Line Card With Price List Changes Annotated


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